I just purchased 4, of the following foscam's. They are the FI9802w's. I am in the process of setting up the cams for my farm. I am wanting to cover a large area, hence the reason for the wireless.
Now i took the cd, followed the instructions in the book and moved the ipcam software to my desktop. I then followed the instructions and setup the cam, while attached to my router by ethernet cable. I continued through the instrctions, setting the time and the name of the cam. The address of the cam is 192.168.4.158. Port 88 is the admin port port 888 is the media stream port.
I have disable the firewall on my computer, the firewall on my router. I am trying to connect to the cam from with in my network no port fowarding should not be needed at this point.
I am at a loss of what to do, my router does not show the cam in the client list, and i cant connect to it. I have three more cams to setup i have not gotten to yet. Any one have any ideas.
Btw i am running on an older toshiba laptop with windows 8 on a clean install. I can post exact specs later if so required.
Once i get the cams online, and setup where i want them. What dvr software do you suggest, I would like motion activation with email/text alert. Going to be saving the video clips to an external 2tb usb 2.0 drive to keep the system drive usage low.
I want to thank you for your time and i am looking forward to your responses.